McMansions and Gorgeous Dinosaurs

907 Greenwood Canon City Gibson Mansion

907 Greenwood Canon City Gibson Mansion

We called them McMansions for a long time. Those custom built houses with thousands of square feet, marble & granite everything, the newest appliances, sweeping staircases, 10 car garages, the best gizmos and awesome views. If the infinite pools didn’t convince you that you needed a Mcmansion the envy would keep your mind twirling.

Today we might as well call them Gorgeous Dinosaurs. Big houses on large properties way, way out of town. What was once a luxury has now become a burden. Houses that were once occupied and used are shut down to a few rooms if they are being used at all. And the expense of driving back and forth to work, school or into town is now overwhelming, never mind heating and maintenance.

The price of these houses are now coming down to more affordable. The sellers no longer dream of up selling their good taste to some poor soul who can’t do it themselves. Some are being sold furnished, it is costly to hire movers for furniture that won’t fit into the new more practical space people live in.

But what to we do with the Historical McMansions? The Gorgeous Dinosaurs that have historic significance to the town in which they reside? Maybe a Bed & Breakfast? Maybe a historic center? Museum? Library? But alas … most of these historic residence are not up to code. They can’t be opened to the public because convention and current legislation says they must have elevators, wider doorways, handrails, compliant restrooms.

Please leave me your suggestions below on what to do with Historical Mansions and Gorgeous Dinosaurs.

About Dena Stevens (719) 369.9087

Putting the 'real' into REALTOR since 2004 Ask about vacant land, ranch land or residential properties. Loyalty and devotion are things buyers and sellers expect from their Realtor as well as the fiduciary responsibility of due diligence. Dena is a certified Ecobroker, focused on sustainability, energy efficiency and the environment and is a Certified Sales Professional from the Association of Home Builders. Specialties: A client once said "you put the 'real' into REALTOR" to me. I took it as a complement and I've been using it ever since, I'm a no nonsense kind of person. I've been helping people buy and sell real estate since 2004. Associate Broker REALTOR Certified Sales Professional (CSP) Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR) Ecobroker GHSP The Fair Housing Act is a federal act in the United States intended to protect the buyer or renter of a dwelling from seller or landlord discrimination. Its primary prohibition makes it unlawful to refuse to sell, rent to, or negotiate with any person because of that person's inclusion in a protected class.
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